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Fighting for South Carolina
Marlon Kimpson on the issues

A Fighter for Public Education and Better Schools:

Republicans have declared war on public education in South Carolina. From Gov. Henry McMaster vetoing funding for safe, new school buses for our children, to constant Republican proposals to use school vouchers to send our tax dollars to private schools and Republican attempts to stonewall plans to address the more than 22 year old Abbeville equity funding case, we have not made meaningful progress in education since Democrat Dick Riley was Governor.

Marlon Kimpson knows this is not acceptable and has been a strong advocate for public schools.

Marlon Kimpson attended public schools. He believes in public schools. Marlon Kimpson will continue to FIGHT for our public schools.

A Fighter for S.C. Workers and Jobs:

Marlon Kimpson understands that unions are about a simple proposition: By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work. This allows them to negotiate for fair and safe workplaces, better wages, a secure retirement, and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and flexible scheduling hours.

Many in the legislature want to stifle the voices of working people in this state by not allowing them to organize or join unions.

Like he’s done his entire career, Marlon Kimpson will continue to FIGHT to protect working men and women and their families.

A Fighter for the Environment:

Marlon knows that South Carolina’s natural resources are an irreplaceable part of our economy, our history and our culture. He will continue to FIGHT for programs like the South Carolina Conservation Bank that has permanently protected almost 200,000 acres of land.

Marlon will keep FIGHTing to protect water quality, encourage advances in energy efficiency and renewable power such as wind and solar, and oppose efforts to shut citizens out of the regulatory process.

Marlon believes that economic development and conservation are not at odds with one another. Properly aligned, they represent parallel paths toward a prosperous future.

A Fighter for Racial and Gender Diversity:

Marlon is a strong advocate for racial and gender diversity on all public boards of higher education and state boards and commissions. There is overwhelming evidence that shows good governance results from diverse boards, but South Carolina is still playing catch-up on diversity — even among other Southern states. It’s past time for our state to take a leading role instead of resigning ourselves to our customary position at the back of the line.

A Fighter for Health Care and Medicaid Expansion:

President Barack Obama wanted to send South Carolina millions of dollars to expand Medicaid. This would have helped provide health care coverage for more than 300,000 of our state’s poorest residents.

Even though there is little or no cost to taxpayers, many in the legislature are still refusing to accept the funding and are constantly trying to block health coverage for our citizens.

Marlon Kimpson will keep fighting to change this. He understands that we have a moral obligation to make sure those who are sick receive medical treatment. That’s why he will continue to FIGHT for the funding to expand health care coverage.

Now is the time for a FIGHTER. Now is the time for a LIFE LONG PUBLIC SERVANT. Now is the time for MARLON KIMPSON.

Thank you Mom for all you’ve done to make me the man I am.  I continue to feel your love, affection and prayers and am mindful of same each day.  Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers.  May God bless you.  Enjoy this very special day.
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Thank you Mom for all you’ve done to make me the man I am. I continue to feel your love, affection and prayers and am mindful of same each day. Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers. May God bless ... See more

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Pass flood relief bill quickly

“The bill by Charleston Sens. Campsen and Kimpson might have passed during regular session if debate on Wednesday didn’t devolve into a flurry of ‘why not us?’ ... See more

The state’s legislative session officially ended Thursday, but there’s still a twinkle of hope lawmakers will OK a bill that would give Charleston a new stream of funding to help

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Black Charleston policeman hailed 50 years after civil rights-era murder

“State Senator Marlon Kimpson assumed the fight, pushing through the Legislature a resolution that, when passed in March, asked the state Department of Transportation to put up the sign designating ... See more

A sign memorializing the fallen officer was installed Friday at the Calhoun Street intersection where he uttered his last words into a police radio: "Officer needs help."

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Photos from State Senator Marlon Kimpson's post

Thank you Goodwill Industries.

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Today I was presented with the Palmetto Goodwill Industries Advocate of the Year Award for my work on behalf of people with special needs and in particular, people with challenges finding employment ... See more

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Photos from State Senator Marlon Kimpson's post

I filed Senate Bill 814 in January to honor officer James Owens, Jr., one of the first African-American police officers in Charleston County. He was slain in 1968 while on duty today 50 years ago. ... See more

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Boosting morale in prisons will require more officers, director says

“New boots and uniforms won’t cure incompetence,” said Kimpson ....”in my view, we have a colossal failure in training preparation and ... See more

COLUMBIA — A significant increase in officers is the best way to boost morale in South Carolina's prisons, Corrections Director Bryan Stirling told a Senate panel created in the wake

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On behalf of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, happy 25 years of service Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Isaac Holt, Jr., Pastor of Royal Missionary Baptist Church with Marvin R. Pendarvis.

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South Carolina abortion ban bill dies in late-night vote

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/south-carolina-abortion-ban-bill-dies-late-night-54930380

South Carolina's Senate has effectively killed a ban on almost all abortions in the state, voting early Friday morning to return the bill to committee. Five Republicans joined Democrats in the 24-21 ... See more

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Senate Democrats try last-minute filibuster to block SC abortion ban

Senate Democrats filibustered all day Thursday to delay the final of three votes. Senate Republicans failed to muster enough votes on two separate occasions to sit down Democratic Sen. Marlon ... See more

S.C. House leaders Thursday pledged to reject a Senate proposal that would ban virtually all abortions in South Carolina. The bill — which makes exceptions only for cases of rape, incest or serious ... See more

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